Sydney Shires Round six week one report

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Marc Seymour’s fantastic McDonald’s Sydney Shires campaign has continued on Saturday with 85 for Burwood Briars in its total of 8-303 against Lane Cove at Rothwell Park.

Seymour has already taken 15 wickets with the ball including phenomenal figures of 9-25 against Epping less than a month ago.

He scored 192 against Macquarie University last match and with Saturday’s innings took his run total to 409 runs an average of 68.2

Seymour’s innings included 12 fours and one six, Max Squire (68) supported Seymour as the Briars posted 8-303 from its 80 overs at stumps.

Pennant Hills match against Warringah could go either way at Pennant Hills Oval.

The home side posted 212 with Captain Cosikan Beadle scoring his second consecutive half century (72). Opening batsman Thomas Sproule (58) also reached a half century.

Warringah’s Luke Parkinson had his first five wicket haul for the season and finished with figures of 5-74 off 19.4 overs.

In reply, Warringah is a little shaky at 5-90 at stumps with Pennant Hills having three different wicket takers.

Half centuries to Georges River opening pair Captain Shannon Lane (63) and Curtis Cheney (51) took the competition leaders to 250 all out. For Lane, it was his second consecutive half century after posting 50 against Epping last game. Danish Ahmed (4-50) and Sean Patterson (4-52) did the large majority of the damage for Macquarie University.

In reply, the students safely negotiated the last seven overs of the day to be 0-11 at stumps.

At George Parry Oval the match between Auburn and Lindfield is evenly poised at stumps.

Auburn scored 199 after winning the toss and electing to bat. They struggled for large periods of the day and were saved by an invaluable 66 not out by number 8 batsman Manuel Naboulsi. It was Naboulsi’s third half century and his second in succession.

Middle order batsman Nasir Jalil also scored 46 for Auburn as they pushed their total up to 199.

In pursuit, Lindfield is 2-50 at stumps having lost both their opening batsmen.

Balmain-South Sydney is in early trouble chasing Strathfield’s 220 at Airey Park. They are 3-19 at stumps and have lost three of their top 4 batsmen.

Earlier in the day, Strathfield posted 220 but would have rued the chance to not get a larger total with three batsmen scoring in the thirties as well as having Tanzeelur Rahman score 44 in the middle order.

In the round’s two other fixtures: North West Sydney is 2-69 in reply to Epping’s 164 and Mount Southern Districts is 2-68 in pursuit of Roseville’s 197 all out.

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